mixing cabs question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Kevinlee, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Kevinlee


    May 15, 2001
    Phx, AZ..USA
    I currently run two 4ohm 1x12 cabs out of an ai clarus with great results. I may be picking up another 4ohm 2x12 cab.
    So my question is will this be a decent ballance running a 1x12 and a 2x12 together or will the 2x12 cab draw more power. They will both be 4ohm cabs so I'd just like some veiws on this set up vs. the two 1x12 cabs.

  2. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    The cabs will draw equal power.

    Of course, that means that the single 12 in the 1x12 will get half of your power, while the two 12's in the 2x12 will *share* the other half.

    Relative cab sensitivity will play a part here. If the cabs are of different types, you may find that one is louder than the other for a given power input.

    In most instances, a setup like this works just fine. Even if the three 12's don't all get the same watts, the overall result is rarely unpleasant.

    You can't hurt anything, so give it a test drive.
  3. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    what the big beef dog said..................

    try it, you might like it

    other than that, i prefer to blend cabs rather than mix them. :p